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To progress in health and social care, having the knowledge and skills to make sound, well-informed decisions is crucial. Study our professional development course in Critical Evaluation for Evidence and Practice and you’ll have the opportunity to develop the critical analysis abilities to challenge evidence and inform your decision making.
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In the health and social care arena, high-quality service delivery based on sound evidence and decision making is always a priority. The advanced professional development course in Critical Evaluation for Evidence and Practice offered by the University of Bolton aims to provide you with an in-depth insight into the gathering and assessment of research, encouraging you to develop a critical, constructive and questioning attitude and adopt independent lines of enquiry to inform your decision making and practice.
Designed to help you meet the growing demands of the health and social care sector, this course will introduce you to research theories such as positivism and social constructionism, as well as key concepts within quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn more about evidence-based practice, strategy methodologies and critical appraisal tools, as well as studying the principles of ethics and research governance.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2021-2022 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2021-2022 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
You may apply directly to the University using the University's online application form. Please select your chosen start date from the list below:
You should have to hand:
Details of the educational establishments you attended and dates
Your certificates for the qualifications you are using to gain entry to the course – you will need to enter the completion date and upload copies
Details of any employment history including name, address, dates and role
Personal statement – this can be either input into the relevant field or uploaded separately
Details including e-mail addresses of two referees, at least one of which should be someone who can provide an academic reference
Please make sure any documents you wish to upload in support of your application are in pdf or jpeg format. Personal statements may be word documents.
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If you experience difficulties during the application process, contact the Admissions Team on 01204 903394 or email@example.com
Apply online: University of Bolton Advanced Professional Development Critical Evaluation of Evidence & Practice Level 7 - 19 September 2022
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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